Last modified on 12 December 2011, at 22:52

Guitar/Chord Reference

Open ChordsEdit

Open chords tend to sound "richer" than corresponding barre chords due to the fact that open strings resonate freely without any hindrance. An open chord is any chord that has one or more strings sounded without being fretted. Guitarists tend to use this name to refer to the chords that contain open strings that are played in the first position (first four frets).

Open Major ChordsEdit

Open Minor ChordsEdit

Barre ChordsEdit

Open Seventh ChordsEdit


Chords in C majorEdit



Note that the chords in the key of C major consists of 3 major chords, 3 minor chords and 1 diminished chord. This holds true for all major keys.

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